House of the Dragon reignites war of the fantasy shows by releasing season 2 trailer hours after The Rings of Power

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2
(Image credit: HBO)

A new trailer for House of the Dragon season 2 is here – and it's heavy on dragons, fire, and brutal battles.

After the events of season 1, the Targaryens are at war with each other, with Aegon leading the greens and Rhaenyra leading the blacks. 

That means the realm is preparing for dragon vs. dragon – and choosing sides. It looks like the greens and blacks are at odds even within their own ranks, though, with Daemon pointedly answering Rhaenyra with silence when she asks if he'll accept her as his ruler – and Alicent wishing the war would come to an end. 

We also catch a glimpse of a familiar, snowy setting: Jacaerys has travelled northwards to meet with the Starks. 

House of the Dragon recently dropped two, warring trailers for Team Green and Team Black, too. It's clear that when the Game of Thrones prequel returns this June, we're in for all the fire and blood we could possibly want. 

Interestingly enough, this trailer debuted the same day as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 dropped its first trailer, which features the return of Sauron, Galadriel, and more. You might remember that, back in 2022, both fantasy juggernauts went head to head and released their debut seasons at the same time. Rings of Power is returning in August this year, though, so we won't see another dual release this summer. 

House of the Dragon season 2 begins this June 16. While you wait, check out our guide to all the new TV shows coming soon to fill out your watchlist. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.